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Lichen Flora of Nagaland

K.P. Singh (Author)
Synopsis "India possesses a rich lichen flora, both in luxuriance and species diversity. For proper exploitation of lichen resources and planning effective conservation means, it is always essential to have their floristic inventories from different parts of the country. The present contribution of Nagaland lichens is a step towards this direction. This flora is the result of extensive field work in Nagaland and critical laboratory investigations of ca 4297 lichen specimens. This is the first comprehensive account of lichen flora from a state of India, dealing with 346 species, disposed in 139 crustose, 167 foliose and 40 fruticose forms under 86 genera and 38 families alongwith keys for identification of taxa, 2 maps, representative camera lucida diagrams of certain genera and 133 photographs. Besides the chapters on lichen vegetation, methodology, discussion and relationship of the present flora with other regions, both inside and outside India, the flora also includes 9 new species, 15 new records for India, and about 50% species known so far from the entire north-eastern region."
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About the author

K.P. Singh

Dr. K.P. Singh (b. 21 July 1962) studied at the R.B.S. College, Agra,and completed M.Sc. in 1984 and Ph.D. in 1989. He joined the Department of Botany of the college as a Lecturer in 1989 and is presently a Senior Reader there. He has published 35 research papers in national and international journals and has edited tow books. Twelve of his students have already been awarded Ph.D. degrees and he is guiding eight others for their doctorate. He is a Fellow of the Indian Botanical Society, the Mendelian Society of Indian and the International society for Conservation of Natural Resources. He has been a member of the executive council of the Indian Botanical Society.

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Bibliographic information

Title Lichen Flora of Nagaland
Author K.P. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1994
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 498p., Plates.